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Tamworth Foodbank

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Partner institution: Tamworth Foodbank

Website: http://tamworth.foodbank.org.uk/

 

Contributors (2014):

Erica Callow

Olivia Ryan 

 

Instructions:

Contributors: for details on what is required in each section, please look at the Guidance Notes

Contents: 

Placement Information

Accomodation

Transport

Social life

Things to do, things not to do

Useful Contacts

Before you go

Placement Information       

This placement is situated 20 minutes outside the UK’s second biggest city Birmingham and can easily be accessed via a number of ways. If you have access to a car the M42 will be your main link. There are also train services available most probably connected from New Street Station in Birmingham, then leading to Tamworth. This route will also require a short 2 minute bus link out of the Tamworth town centre onto the Glascote Road where the Foodbank is situated.

 

Tamworth Foodbank is part of a Trussell Trust's UK-wide food bank network. This helps local Churches and communities open foodbanks., providing emergency food to thousands of people, nationwide, ever year. 

 

Foodbanks help to prevent family breakdown, housing loss, crime and mental health problems

 

The Tamworth Foodbank itself opened on 7th October 2011, initially for 2 afternoons per week, this has since grown to 4 afternoons a week due to the high demand.

 

  • ·         To date Tamworth Foodbank has given out a staggering 31815 kgs of food.
  • ·         From April 2013 to date 17328.2 kgs of food has been handed out.
  • ·         From April 2013 to date 2458 people have been fed (1522 Adults and 936 Children).
  • ·         From April 2013 to date the Foodbank has received 18776.9 kgs of food from Churches, Schools, Supermarket Collections, Members of the Public, boxes in Tamworth Borough Council Offices, Yorkshire Bank, Morrisons Supermarket and various Corporate Donations.

 

Accomodation

For the actual establishment itself, there is no accomodation available. However, there are a number of hotels and B&B's in the local area. These include, Travel Lodge's and the Holiday Inn which are based in the Tamworth town centre, a 5 minute walk from the Glascote Road where the Foodbank is situated. 

 

Transport

By Road

Tamworth lies in the South East of Staffordshire, just 18 miles north of Birmingham.  The A5 links Tamworth to the A38 and M42 Junction 10.  The M6 Toll links the M6 to the M42.

By Rail

Tamworth Railway Station offers a frequent direct service to Birmingham New Street.  Tamworth is well connected to major rail networks, providing the use of Virgin and London Midland trains. 

By Bus

Tamworth is serviced by Arriva buses that offer round the clock services in and out of Tamworth Town centre for your requirements. The 110 is the bus you will need if you want to head up to Birmingham’s town centre from Tamworth.

By Bicycle

Tamworth has over 34 kilometres of cycle paths in and around the town should you need to use this facility.

Taxi

There are also a number of taxi ranks in and around Tamworth and can be available on request.

 

 

Social life

If your looking for something to do socially in Tamworth then there are a few choices you can pick from.

Pubs and Clubs: 

  • Kuda Nightclub Tamworth
  • Casa Bar
  • Bonds Bar
  • Fletchers
  • The Tame Otter
  • The Globe Inn

Restaurants:

  • Champagne Indian Fusion
  • Portobello Italian Restaurant
  • Peninsular
  • The Centurian

 

 

Things to do, things not to do

Things To Do:

Visit Tamworth Castle Grounds situated in Tamworth Town Centre.

The Snowdome which is an indoor Ski, Snowboarding and Iceskating facilities with a large swimming pool and a bar and grill.

Drayton Manor theme park is also at easy access if you are in the Tamworth area. 

Strykers Bowl provides you with the option to go bowling, and also has an arcade inside providing plenty of entertainment for you needs.

Odeon 10 screen Cinema offers the latest movies currently being shown and also has a Costa situated inside the building to meet your requirements.

The Assembly Rooms are host to a wide variety of events suitable for all as the venue provides drama, dance, music, panto, and comedy.

Useful Contacts

Phone: 01827 302434- For General Enquiries about Tamworth Foodbank, and request to speak to project manager, Lynn Li.Worthy. 
or visit Tamworth Foodbank website at www.tamworth.foodbank.org.uk  

Phone:01827 303220 for the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Tamworth.

Use this link, http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/get-on-board/town-guides/midlands/tamworth/ to access the Arriva buses website. The link leads you directly to the Tamworth section where you can find out which buses you need depending on where you want to go, what time they will come and where the bus stop actually is.

 

Before you go

The Foodbank is a Christian organisation with a strong Christian Ethos, and it isn't uncommon to Pray before and after the group session. 

As the Foodbank is open 4 days a week all at 12-3, lunch is not provided so it would be ideal to eat before the session. However the friendly volunteers will offer you free tea, coffee, or juice throughout the session.

There are 2 FREE car parks on either side of the "Manna House" which is the building the Foodbank operates in. Please note though, one car park closes at 4 meaning you will not be able to move you car out of the car park unitl it re-opens again the next day.

 

 

 

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